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MARITIME COMMERCE, NAVIGATION,

&c. &c. &c.

" Le Trident de Neptune est le Sceptre du Monde.”

BY JAMES HINGSTON TUCKEY,

A Commander in the Royal Navy.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR BLACK, PARRY, AND Co. BOOKSELLERS TO THE

HON. EAST-INDIA COMPANY, LEADENHALL-STREET,

Printed by Cox and Baylis, Great Queen Street,

Lincola's/no-Fields.

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

: LORD VISCOUNT MELVILLE,

FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY.

My LORD, To the tribute of respect intended by this Dedication, your Lordship has far stronger claims than those of rank or office; for, in the history of our naval administrations, with the name of MelvilLE will be found coupled the endearing title of FRIEND OF THE Navý.

The measures of melioration, effected in every class of the service, are, indeed, equally

honourable

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